• Allison Castle

Boost Your Income With These Side Gigs

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

Side gigs can be a great way to earn some additional income outside your primary job.

If you are interested in making extra money with a side gig I would invite you to consider these questions first:

  1. Why do I want to start a side gig?

  2. How much money do I want to make?

  3. What am I going to do with the money I make?

  4. How much time do I want to devote to this side gig?

  5. Will I need any start-up funds to get my side gig up and running?

  6. Are there any conflicts with my regular job?

  7. What skills do I currently have that I could use?

  8. What are some new skills I would like to use that I could gain?

  9. What am I interested in?

  10. What would I enjoy doing?

Keeping those questions in mind, here is a way range list of the side gigs you could consider and some websites you could use to get started!

  1. Deliver food (Postmates, Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats)

  2. Deliver other stuff (Amazon Flex)

  3. Shop for others/personal shopper (Instacart)

  4. Answer professional questions in your expertise (Justanswers)

  5. Take surveys and play games (Inbox dollars, Swagbucks)

  6. Online mock juror (online verdict, virtual jury, ejury)

  7. Sell items you no longer use (eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Yardsale)

  8. Sell items you make, refurbish, repurpose (Etsy, farmers market)

  9. Sell services (Fiverr, Upwork, 99designs, Taskrabbit, Thumbtack)

  10. Dropshipping (Shopify, Amazon)

  11. Test products at home (Pinecone Research)

  12. Become a mystery shopper

  13. Website/App testing (usertesting.com)

  14. Let companies collect your internet usage data (Nielsen)

  15. Rent your car or RV (Turo, RVshare)

  16. Rent a spare room (Airbnb)

  17. Rent other useful items you own (FriendWithA)

  18. Drive (Uber, Lyft)

  19. Vehicle advertising (Wrapify, Carvertise)

  20. Be a human billboard

  21. Get cashback on purchases (Rakuten, some credit card rewards)

  22. Remote customer service (call center, chat operator)

  23. Create an online course (Udemy)

  24. Create an ebook or audiobook

  25. Tutor

  26. Teach a second language

  27. Give music lessons

  28. Translate

  29. Medical transcription

  30. Invest in real estate

  31. Invest in other passive income generators (high yield savings and money market, dividend producing stocks, loan money)

  32. Become a personal trainer

  33. Become a notary

  34. Become a home inspector

  35. Bake

  36. Become a caregiver for children and/or adults (care.com)

  37. Pet sitting or dog walking (rover.com)

  38. House sitting (trustedhouseistters, mindmyhouse)

  39. Home chores (cleaning, yard work, cooking, poop scooping, home organizing, snow removal, car washing, window washing, pool cleaning, laundry, etc)

  40. Hauling junk

  41. Move furniture

  42. Start a blog

  43. Start a podcast

  44. Start a YouTube channel

  45. Become a proofreader

  46. Sell stock photography

  47. Design t-shirts

  48. Write resumes

  49. Become a copy or content writer

  50. Website building

  51. App developing

  52. Become a virtual assistant or social media manager

  53. Freelance

  54. Become a consultant

  55. Computer/Technology education and troubleshooting

  56. Event planning

  57. Wedding officiant

  58. Sports coaching

  59. Sports officiating (umpire, referee)

  60. Become a local tour guide

  61. Donate plasma

  62. Become an affiliate marketer for products you love

  63. Become part of a Multi-level or direct marketing company

  64. Start your own business based on your skills and interests!

  65. Get a part-time job (bartending, catering staff, retail, restaurants, etc)

This post was so fun to research (so many creative ways to make extra money)!

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